We recently moved to Mexico with two loaded cars and two dogs in the midst of a global pandemic. As conscious (and fearful) travelers, we opted to tent camp along the route from Fort Worth, TX to San Juanico, BCS to avoid hotels and the risk of infecting ourselves or others. I’m not sure we’ll ever do it differently.… Read More Road Trip Log: Tent Camping from Texas to Baja Sur
We’re back from our maiden voyage, and after 5,000 miles we discovered RV life was both harder and far more wonderful than we imagined it would be. Isn’t that how most things go? Here’s what we learned and what we loved.… Read More RV Life: The Maiden Voyage
There’s been an RV boom in the United States as travelers seek ways to maintain social distance while still enjoying life on the road. Here’s a little story about our journey and why we may have jumped the gun on #vanlife.… Read More There’s an RV Boom. We Bought In. Was it Worth It?
We’re all looking at our passports these days with longing. Those of us in the United States are in one of the world’s hottest COVID-19 hotspots. The decision on whether or not to resume travel is rife with ethical implications. So should you stay, or should you go?… Read More Pandemic Travel Tips for the Ethical Adventurer
Here at Baja Surf Yoga, we’ve been taking retreat groups to Todos Santos since 2016. We love this town as an intro-to-Mexico destination because it’s perfectly charming, easy to navigate, and offers new travelers a healthy mix of the familiar and unfamiliar.
After years of responding to requests for Todos Santos travel advice, surf and yoga advice, we’ve finally gotten smart and incorporated all our favorite haunts into this here blog. May it be of benefit to you in your travels.… Read More The Baja Surf Yoga Travel Guide for Todos Santos
Here’s something that’s important to us: sustainable travel and moving through the world doing the least harm possible. Yoga’s foundational practice of ethics, as outlined by the yamas and niyamas, puts “do no harm,” or ahimsa, at the top of the list. Hence, at Baja Surf Yoga we put effort into mindfully choosing the locations for each of our Southern Baja adventures. By doing so, we stay true to our yoga first philosophy.… Read More Sustainable Travel: Practicing Ahimsa on the Road
Samsara is a foundational concept found throughout eastern spiritual philosophy that describes the inherent suffering in the cycle of life. To break free from the cycle, at some point we have to just get up and go. Buddha teaches us there’s a path to freedom, an end to the suffering, a way out. Travel can teach us that this movement is possible, and as we change our scenery, we can begin to change our minds.… Read More Escaping Samsara through Travel
We send out extensive packing lists before all our trips, but here’s one that highlights a few key items we recommend you bring on your next yoga and surf retreat. Use it as a year-round reminder for whenever! May you surf more, surf often, and practice yoga every day.… Read More Packing for a Surf & Yoga Retreat
…there are some amazing back roads along the interior of the East Cape, north of San Jose del Cabo. We rode through wide, hard-packed crushed stone. We rode through patches of single-track soft sand. We rode through one lane dirt roads. We crossed dried up river beds. Hardly saw another human after an hour or more of riding, and only stopped for the occasional cow, or horse, in the road.… Read More Dirt Bike Tour of San Jose del Cabo: Round 2
There are one million yoga retreats out there. Well, there’s a lot to choose from and it can be overwhelming to decide on one. By knowing exactly what you’re looking for, and by asking yourself some questions in advance, you’re likely to settle on the retreat that’s best for you. When your goals align with those of the retreat organizer – pure bliss!… Read More Find the Perfect Yoga Retreat by Asking Yourself These Questions